News highlights for Jan. 29 issue

Mindy Carls
Steven Bainter, a senior at Orion High School, displays the self-portrait that won national recognition from the Artsonia web site.

• From precinct committeeman to the U.S. Senate, dozens of candidates are competing in the Tuesday, Feb. 2, primary. Find out who will be on the ballot.

• Letters to the editor give arguments for and against the proposed sales tax increase that would fund repairs at the Henry County courthouse.

• Known for his athletic prowess, an Orion High School student wins national recognition for his art.

• The Orion village board discusses a proposed agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.